John Deery Crocetti
April 17, 1972 - May 27, 2012
John Deery Crocetti was born in Tacoma, Washington to Mario and Sally Crocetti on April 17th 1972. As an Army brat John moved around the country quite a bit which is where he probably picked up his passion for adventure and travel. An Eagle Scout, in 1990 he graduated from Stevens Point Area High School in Stevens Point, WI. He earned both his Bachelors of Science (1994) and Masters of Science (1996) in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. While in Nashville, John co-founded Wild Dog Technology, LLC, a data base consulting company and taught graduate and undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Engineering Management at Vanderbilt. A founding member of the Nashville Predator’s Booster Club, John was very active in the Nashville hockey community. In 2004, John left Nashville to attend law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord NH, one of the top intellectual property law schools in the country. John earned his Juris Doctor (JD) on May 19th, 2007. While still in law school, John interned as a summer associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and accepted an offer to join Finnegan in 2007. At Finnegan, John’s unique electrical engineering background, technical knowledge, and management skills proved crucial on a number of cases regarding wireless communications, smart phones, and cell phone handsets before the International Trade Commission. Outside of work, John had a passion for travel, good food, and good wine. John traveled frequently around the world to experience the best life has to offer, from the Disney International Food and Wine Festival, to the jungles of Belize and Guatemala, to the streets and cafes of Paris. John worked hard and played hard. John’s love of the good life was legendary from five star hotels and resorts to Michelin rated restaurants. John lived life to the fullest. John was a man of unique character, intelligence, love, integrity, humor, and compassion and will truly be missed by all who knew him. John is survived by his sister, Kate Crocetti, his beloved dog Suki, and his partner, Trey Rhiddlehoover.
I love you. And I miss you every day.